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John Desautels

 

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — It is with heavy heart we announce the sudden passing of loving father, husband, and friend John Desautels on April 11, 2011.

Born in Middlebury, Vt., on March 5, 1932, John moved to Lake Oswego in 1976 after a wonderful 22 years serving in the United States Army. Having fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars he retired with numerous citations, badges and medals. Not one to be idle he then started a second career running a small fruitful independent trucking operation in Lake Oswego for another 18 years.

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Ronald Clifford Barker Sr.

 

BRANDON — The memorial service “In Celebration of the Life of Ronald Clifford Barker Sr.,” 63, who died April 16, 2011, was held Thursday, April 21, at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

The Rev. Albert “Skip” Baltz, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, officiated.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

Following the ceremony the family received friends back at the home for a time of fellowship and remembrance.

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Thomas P. Baker

 

BRISTOL — Thomas P. Baker, 56, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at his home in Bristol.

He was born Dec. 8, 1954, in Colchester, the son of James and Bernadette L’ecuyer Baker Sr.

He was employed for 30 years at Agri-Mark/Cabot in Middlebury.

Relatives say he enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family, watching Red Sox and Celtics games with his son, going for walks and picnics with his daughter, and having coffee hour at 4 p.m. with his wife.

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Ronald Clifford Barker

 

BRANDON — Ronald Clifford Barker, 63, of Brandon died Saturday, April 16, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Proctor on March 10, 1948. He was the son of Robert and Georgianna (Bushey) Barker. He received his education at Mount St. Joseph in Rutland.

He drove truck for many years for Wilson Trucking until being forced to retire due to ill health in 1991.

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Lucienne R. Brown

 

MIDDLEBURY — A graveside committal service for Lucienne R. Brown, 90, a longtime resident of Middlebury who died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Porter Hospital, will be conducted Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Middlebury. The Rev. William R. Beaudin, pastor of St. Mary’s Church, will officiate.

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Millicent Buonincontro

 

MIDDLEBURY — Millicent Buonincontro, 99, died April 16, 2011, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

Millie, as most people called her, was born March 28, 1912, in Flushing, N.Y., to Dominic and Angelina Paratore. While growing up as one of four girls, Millie loved going to boxing matches with her father and riding on his “Indian” motorcycle.

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Stephen Richard “Steve” Clapper

 

BRISTOL — Stephen Richard “Steve” Clapper, 48, died Friday, April 15, 2011, at Fletcher Allen Hospital surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with heart disease.

He was born May 22, 1962, in Bristol, Conn. He graduated from Middlebury Union High School. He held jobs of all kinds, mainly in restaurants.

His family says he was a fighter and hard worker all his life, “a gambler, gamer and gabber.” He was a member of American Legion Post 19.

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Clifton A. Dike

 

BRISTOL — Clifton A. Dike of Bristol passed away on April 4, 2011, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92 years old.

Gramp lived alone up until January of this year. Then he was having some trouble so he wanted to go there. He enjoyed it there. He loved making all the ladies laugh, along with the staff.

Gramp had a special friend, George Crane, who would take him fishing. He sure did love that, and playing checkers with him.

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Genevieve Ruth (Sawyer) “Gene” Eldredge and Bernard Murray Eldredge

 

MESA, Ariz. — Genevieve Ruth (Sawyer) “Gene” Eldredge, 89, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at her home of 20 years in Mesa, surrounded by her daughters, Laraine Keefe and Bonnie Wolfsburg. Bernard Murray Eldredge, 90, died Monday, April 4, 2011, of a heart attack, surrounded by friends and family in a family care center in Mesa. The couple was married 70 years.

Gene was born to Sadie and Charles Sawyer on March 14, 1921, in Middlebury, Vt. She is survived by her sister, Mary Keller, of Yountville, Calif.

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Philip “Joe” Wallace Euber Jr.

 

BRANDON — Philip “Joe” Wallace Euber Jr., 70, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at his home in Brandon.

He was born in Leicester on Oct. 29, 1940. He was the son of Philip W. and Marguerite (Parker) Euber Sr. He received his early education in local Leicester schools.

In his earlier years he worked as a logger and woodsman. He later moved to Brattleboro where he farmed. He returned to Brandon in 2000 following the death of his wife, Wilma. His relatives say he enjoyed fishing, playing his guitar and singing.

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Submitting an obituary

The Addison Independent publishes paid obituaries and free notices of passing. Paid obituaries cost 25-cents per word, and $10 per photo. The obituary will publish as it is submitted on the date of the family’s choosing.

For those who do not wish to purchase an obituary, the Addison Independent offers anyone with a local connection the opportunity to publish a notice of passing. These notices may be up to 100 words and are subject to editing by our news department.

Submissions must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday for publication in the Thursday paper and 11 a.m. on Friday for Monday’s paper.

Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN — Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.

Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.

Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.

He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.

He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).

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